Army soldier martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along LoC in J&K's Rajouri district

An Indian army jawan was killed as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Updated: Oct 16, 2016, 23:30 PM IST
Army soldier martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along LoC in J&K's Rajouri district
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Jammu: One soldier was martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice in the day today along the LoC.

"There was ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along LoC in Rajouri sector resulting in death of a soldier today," a senior Army officer said about the incident in the evening.

The area in which incident took place falls in Tarkundi belt of Rajouri district.

Earlier in the morning too, there was unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops who used small arms to target Indian forward areas in Naushera sector of the same district along the LoC, Defence PRO said, as per PTI.

Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated, he said, adding no one was injured in that exchange.

A senior Army officer said there have been over 25 ceasefire violations along the LoC since the surgical strikes by Indian Army in PoK on September 29 to dismantle terror launching pads.

In the firing and shelling, five civilians and four armymen have sustained injuries in Poonch district.

Nine Pakistani armymen have been injured in retaliatory action by Indian troops along LoC.

On October 8, Pakistani troops had fired on forward Indian posts along Mendhar-Krishnagati sector in Pooch district resulting in injuries to one jawan.

On October 5, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire thrice and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling targeting several Indian posts and civilian areas in three sectors of Poonch and Rajouri districts.

Pakistani troops had on October 4 targeted 10 forward areas with mortar shelling and firing with five ceasefire violations on Indian posts and civilian areas along LoC in four areas of Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts.

(With Agency inputs)